Spot the Musings correspondent in the pub
after our latest game.
The JimmyG2 Column.
.I had intended to stop taking the positives from games where we didn't do as well as I expected or as we deserved. It has a whiff of a losers mentality and has a tolerance of failure built in.
However with a poor to mediocre start to the season we don't have much alternative. Two points from eight beckons the way we are going but on the plus side Harry is unemployed at the moment.
So let's take the positives: we should have least got a point from the opener at Old Trafford. We played very well for the first twenty minutes and woke up for the last ten. We also gifted them the only goal and scored it ourselves.
An easy victory threatened in the first home game against Stoke until the game was all but over but then Toby blundered and both centre backs went AWOLand not for the first time in the game.
Positives Jimmy, positives. Against Leicester we controlled the game pretty well and Dele Alli put us ahead. We will have to forget the next minute or so in our search for positivity. So LDD could easily have been DWD yielding five points rather than two.
No-one other than Man. City have come bursting out of the traps and five points would have put us on the fringes of top four. We have new players coming in possibly in areas where we are deficient and Rose, Eriksen and Pritchard returning from injures.
Mauricio will soon realise the error of his ways and give up the Dier experiment. Another youngster has been bloodied and is on the scoresheet. The new stadium is making progress and we have the best training facility bar few.
The results against Utd. and Stoke were an improvement on last year and against Lericester we took ther wind out of the sails of one of the front runners away from home.
You will realise that by now I am getting a little desperate. This positive thinking gig is giving me a headache. Just moan and slag all and sundry off Jim; it's a lot easier. Nope it's too early in the season.
Musings New Season Resolution is to look on the bright side until at least the 10 game mark is passed. Then we might just call for a few of the appropriate parts of the anatomy of the usual suspects.
We lack creativity and invention in the attack and pace all over the pitch but these could be attended to by the end of the window. We are leaving things late once again but our previous excursion into early purchase did not work out well.
But this was not because these were early bird bargains but because we were flush with cash and chose players without any Premiership experience. Not one of the Magnificent Seven boasted Premiership credentials.
I can't keep track of the rumours of players coming or going or wishing they were coming or going, or denying that they are coming or going so on Musings we tend to wait until they happen and then claim we knew it all along.
Allowing the transfer window to overlap the start of the season is a nonsense and I agree with JJ who says it's too long anyway. Sort it someone.
Anyway I'm on holiday in sunny,so far, Bridlington in a house with intermittent wi-fi so if you get this it will be the sort of good fortune Spurs could do with against Everton who have twice as many points so far as we have.
Jimmy's Video Spot.
No rumours here. Clinton N'Jie signed sealed and delivered. Seems like a nice boy.Young skilled fast and looks as if he enjoys his football. Usual you-tube warning. If he settles he could be another positive.